Use Printable Stationery for Art Therapy Exercises

 

 

 
The positive impact art has on our physical and mental is now beyond any doubt. Whether we are talking about how being exposed to visual art can help improve children’s cognitive abilities and can make them more tolerant or empathetic or about adults healing trauma through dance, drawing or theatre, art therapy is a powerful wellbeing tool.

At Geographics.com, we are madly in love with paper and Printable Stationery and we are always happy to find way of using it in new ways and what better way than helping people protect or recover their vitality and good health.

To prove the point, a team of researchers from the University of Arkansas have looked at the impact of art focused school trips – like a visit to the art museums or viewing a theatre play – and have been able to show that “exposure to the arts also affects the values of young people, making them more tolerant and empathetic. We suspect that their awareness of different people, places, and ideas through the arts helps them appreciate and accept the differences they find in the broader world.” (Jay P. Greene, professor of education reform at the University of Arkansas)

There are also a lot of proven benefits on adults: from using dance to express emotions in a healthy and safe way to the now popular coloring books for adults as a way of reducing stress and stimulating brain areas associated with motor skills and creativity. The psychologist Luis Rojas Marcos says “coloring comforts us, gives us peace, and lets us enjoy ourselves – it even temporarily frees us from daily pressures. Although coloring a couple of hours does not eliminate all problems and worries, it takes us away and relieves us from the stress that overwhelms us.”

To help you stay heathy, we are sharing 2 easy and calming exercise ideas:

  1. Make Your Own Traffic Sign

Benefits: Use the exercise when you need to make a difficult choice or when you are feeling disempowered or confused about next steps in solving a problem or dealing with a tough situation.

Materials: Royal Brites Poster Board, scissors, markers.

How to:

  • Take a moment and think of all of the road signs you have seen and choose one that describes a positive direction you would like to go towards. You can change the wording to something that is more specific to you.
  • Decide on the shape you want your sign to be and then cut the Poster Board into that shape.
  • Using your markers, create your personal road sign and, on the back, write down a detailed explanation of where or what the sign is directing you to do.
  • Place the sign where you can see it easily and revisit until the issue is resolved.
  1. Thank You Cards” Exercise

Benefits: It shifts the focus from the negative aspects in your life or from a current problem that is a source of stress to a more positive state where feeling grateful can help become calmer and more balanced.

Materials: Blank Cards, markers, pens, pencils, collage materials, glue sticks, postage stamps, and envelopes.

 

How to:

  1. Sit quietly and think about three people in your life that have had a positive contribution, people are grateful for.
  2. Think of images, colors, words, which come up that are associated with these people – positive memories, things you have learned from them, etc.
  3. Using all available materials, create personalized thank you cards – you can use cut-out images, drawings and text to share your feelings and express appreciation and gratitude for about each person.
  4. Place the cards in the envelopes – feel free to personalize the envelopes also. You can send or hand them them to each person for their birthday or for Christmas.

We hope you find these exercises helpful – enjoy and stay happy and healthy!

Use Royal Brites Paper to Print Quality Photos

Royal Brites Everyday Glossy Photo PaperThe art of printing photos from home successfully involves several factors, but a major part of it relies on the brand and type of photo paper you use.  Royal Brites paper features a complete line of photo paper that stands out from the crowd for its diversity and quality.

Royal Brites photo paper is designed to work well in any brand of printer.  As a result, it is a convenient and very versatile line of photo paper that can be used anytime, anywhere.  Royal Brites is also an established brand that is manufactured locally in the USA by Miami Valley Paper, so the line is consistently improving to put out the best quality possible.

At Geographics.com and TheRoyalStore.com, Royal Brites paper is available in both individual and bulk sale.  If you are interested in reselling a product, you can participate in the reseller program by signing up at Geographics.com to earn a discount when buying products in bulk.

For typical photo printing, you’ll have many choices in Royal Brites paper.  Photo papers differ based on their aesthetic qualities as well as how much convenience they offer, so ultimately the choice is up to you based on your preference.  Everyday Glossy photo paper is an all-purpose paper that will give photos the look of a traditional glossy photo at a great price.  Matte photo paper features a subtle finish so it is quick-drying and also printable on both sides.  Satin or semi-gloss varieties have a lustrous finish that’s great for reports and brochures because it resists glare and fingerprints.  The Premium and Professional Plus photo papers are both exceptional options in many aspects—they dry quickly, produce fantastic colors and resolution, and are guaranteed to last the longest out of all of the photo papers in the selection.

Royal Brites paper is excellent for recreational and professional uses.  In addition to the plain photo paper selection, Royal Brites offers specialty inkjet papers such as Magnetic Paper, Iron-on Transfer Paper, Glow in the Dark Paper, Window Decals and more that are great for school projects, gift-making, and arts and crafts.

One advantage of using Royal Brites paper is that it is designed to work specifically with iClickn’Print, a free design program offered by Geographics.  With iClickn’Print, you can create and print your own photo project layouts with a few clicks.  With some handy templates, you can make photo collages, photo greeting cards, wallet and passport photos, and much more.

As a photo paper brand, Royal Brites offers a lot when it comes to quality and convenience.